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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Or, select specific themes and positions below!

Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,004,382 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 545,828 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 572,132 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 647,700 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 608,188 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 514,290 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 511,278 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 596,074 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 552,243 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 617,137 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 90,035 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 118,004 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 81,533 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 25,242 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 21,381 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 30,917 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 60,644 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 30,946 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 23,872 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 20,004 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 25,663 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 24,595 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 28,388 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 15,810 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,223 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 20,794 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,079 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,074 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,096 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,651 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,948 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,118 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 17,628 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 19,748 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,805 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,760 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,838 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,409 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,787 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 7,374 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,913 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,903 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 186,023 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 27,587 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 33,836 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 22,009 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 23,744 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,401 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,195 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,168 Premium Only